Trenton Free Clinic to Reopen Monday with Volunteer Help Providing Immunizations to Children and Adolescents
(TRENTON, NJ) – Next Monday, Sept. 16, Trenton’s Department of Health and Human Services will reopen its Pediatric and Adolescent Treatment Center to start providing immunizations for preschool and school-aged students. The Treatment Center will provide the immunizations by appointment. Parents can make appointments by calling 609-989-3242, ext. 170 or 168. Treatment Center hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
The clinic, which has been closed since 2008, is being reopened through the generosity of volunteer healthcare professionals and through collaboration with the Trenton Health Team, according to James Brownlee, director of the city’s health department.
Recruiting volunteers to staff the clinic is made possible because the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) has granted the city free clinic status, and as a result the city can offer volunteers medical malpractice insurance coverage, Brownlee said.
“Volunteers will make this clinic a success,” said Brownlee, who will look to expand services at the clinic in the near future as volunteer recruitment continues. The city is asking pediatricians and family practitioners, nurse practitioners, nurses and other healthcare workers as well as clerical workers to volunteer to staff the clinic.
About the Trenton Health Team
Trenton Health Team (THT) is an alliance of the city’s major providers of healthcare services including Capital Health, St. Francis Medical Center, Henry J. Austin Health Center and the city’s Health Department. In collaboration with residents and the city’s active social services network, THT is developing an integrated healthcare delivery system to transform the city’s fragmented primary care system and restore health to the city. THT aims to make Trenton the healthiest city in the state. The THT receives generous support from The Nicholson Foundation, corporate partners and other foundations. For more information, visit www.trentonhealthteam.org.